Voters in the Conroe area have elected a new state senator. Current State Representative Brandon Creighton (R–Conroe) won yesterday’s special election to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. Tommy Williams (R–The Woodlands), who resigned last October. Creighton easily defeated fellow State Representative Steve Toth (R–The Woodlands) in a runoff that coincidentally fell on the same date as Creighton’s birthday.
Senate District 4 has a voting age population of close to 600,000, but yesterday’s runoff turned out fewer than 23,000 voters. The district covers all of Liberty and Orange Counties, plus parts of Chambers, Harris, Jefferson and Montgomery Counties.
ATPE congratulates Senator-Elect Creighton and looks forward to continuing to work with him.